Set up live broadcasts for FAST channels

Learn how to syndicate live streams to a FAST channel


If you will have live broadcasts among your VOD items in your FAST channels, you will need to syndicate your live streams to your FAST Channels.



Requirements

ItemNotes
ViewNexa Live Program Stream IdentifierAvailable from the FUEL dashboard
ViewNexa Live Program Stream URLContact your ViewNexa representative for your account's stream URL.


Live Stream Implementation

To set up a live stream, JWP offers two different options:

  • Instant Live: Short, time-bound events
  • Broadcast Live: 24/7 live streaming

Instant Live

  1. Create an Instant Live channel.
  2. In step 5, add your ViewNexa Live Program stream URL and stream identifier to the Add Simulcast Targets (max 3) setting in the Additional Settings section.


Broadcast Live Standalone

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If you do not have access to the Broadcast Live Standalone Control Hub, your JWP representative will handle the following steps for you.


Use the following steps to set up a Broadcast Live Standalone channel:

  1. Create a syndication destination.
  2. Associate the syndication destination with a stream.
  3. Start or stop a simulcast.


Create a syndication destination

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Destinations page in Control Hub

Use the following steps to create a destination:

  1. From the left navigation bar in Control Hub, click Configuration > Destinations. The Destinations page appears.
  2. In the Add Destination section, select Custom from the Target dropdown menu.
  3. Add a Name for the destination that correlates to the ViewNexa Live Program name.
  4. In the Primary Stream URL field, add the ViewNexa Live Program stream URL and stream identifier. Use the following format: stream_url/stream_identifier.
rtmp://live-jwpxxxx.fuelmedia.io/live/p-xxxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
  1. Click Save. The new destination appears in the Current Publications section.

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You can syndicate to multiple destinations (multiple ViewNexa Live Programs) from a single Broadcast Live Standalone channel.



Associate the syndication destination with a stream

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Use the following steps to associate a destination with a stream:

  1. From the left navigation bar, click Live > Live or Live > 24/7 Live. Either the Live Streams or 24/7 Live Streams page appears and displays a list of your streams.

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    • Live > Live: Enables you to syndicate one of your live event streams, click on Live. This will take you to a list of your live event streams.
    • Live > 24/7 Live: Enables you to syndicate a portion of time from one of your 24/7 live streams.
  2. Click the title of the live stream to syndicate. The General tab appears.
  3. On the Live tab, click the Publications tab in the subnavigation. The Publications page appears.
  4. From the Create Publications dropdown menu, select the syndication destination. This location correlates to your ViewNexa Live Program.
  5. Click Save All.


Start or stop a simulcast

Starting and stopping a simulcast allows you to control the duration of the live broadcast that should appear in a FAST Channel.

If you start a simulcast during scheduled VOD content in your FAST channel, the live broadcast will interrupt the scheduled VOD content. This interruption feature is ideal when breaking news events need to be streamed.

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If you are a developer or have developer resources, you can use the Media Syndication API to programmatically start and stop a simulcast.


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Use the following steps to start or stop a simulcast:

  1. From the side navigation, click Live > Live or Live > 24/7 Live.
  2. Click the title of the live stream to simulcast.
  3. On the Live tab, click the Publications tab in the subnavigation. The Publications page appears.
  4. In the Current Publications section, in the row for the live stream (publication), click the play icon in the Actions column to start the publication. If the publication is streaming, click the stop icon in the Actions column to stop the publication.